Taber, Alberta (October 7, 2020) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce the completion and opening of Federated Co-operatives Limited’s (FCL) new Fertilizer Terminal located near Grassy Lake, Alberta.
The project consists of five buildings, a complex and state-of-the-art system of fertilizer receiving, blending and shipping equipment, and a 2.5km rail loop connected to the CP Rail main line, large enough to host a unit train consisting of 110 rail cars. The new terminal will warehouse, blend and distribute a full suite of fertilizer products to locally owned Co-op Agro Centres and their customers.
“I can honestly say it was fantastic working with the FCL team on this project which has proven to be one of the most enjoyable I have worked on in my PCL career,” said Rob Duerksen, PCL’s Canadian Agribusiness Manager. “The professionalism displayed by the FCL team in collaboration with our Calgary Civil & Canadian Agribusiness divisions was excellent throughout the build, and our team is very proud to have reached substantial completion of the facility, a key project milestone, two and half months ahead of schedule.”
“We made this investment understanding the important role the fertilizer terminal will play in serving local co-ops and helping them meet the needs of their members and customers,” said Ron Healey, FCL’s Vice-President of Ag and Consumer Business. “We’ve appreciated the professional working relationship we’ve had with PCL. They’ve been responsive to our needs and ensured the project was completed on time and on budget, paying particular attention to safety.”
There were zero lost-time and zero recordable incidents throughout the 120,000 total worker hours on the project. PCL would like to thank the 22 local trades from Taber, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, along with the 12 Alberta trades from Calgary and Edmonton, and two trades from Winnipeg, and our equipment supplier from Minnestoa who all contributed to the success of this project.
FCL’s newest Fertilizer Terminal will be a main hub for fertilizer distribution to the local area, which will benefit all Co-op members in the region.